As the Eloise Hall brand was born in Somerset, we felt you may be interested in the areas we love to visit if we ever feel we are in need of reconnecting to nature, and although we may be biased (!) it really is the most beautiful countryside.

Glastonbury Tor

 

This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains. Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

For more information, visit the National Trust Website by clicking here

Somerset Levels

 

The Internationally important Somerset Levels and Moors stretch from the clay-based coastal plains across peat-based Avalon Marshes to the feet of the Mendip and Blackdown Hills. The Polden Ridge cuts across them as do a handful of rivers and numerous smaller waterways. You will find sudden and unexpected viewpoints rise mysteriously having once formed islands in a flooded plain, the result is a unique patchwork landscape steeped in history and brimming with rare wildlife.

As well as supporting a huge array of plant and bird species, the Somerset Levels and Moors are dotted with quaint villages which bear witness to the fact they have been exploited by people since the earliest times. The area is therefore a magnet for nature lovers and those with creative and artistic talents who have workshops and galleries here.

Often overlooked, the Somerset Levels and Moors offer the chance to relax and unwind; to see rare species of plant, bird and animals under a wide expanse of sky surrounded by tranquil waterscapes.

For more information, visit the Visit Somerset Website by clicking here

Cheddar Gorge

 

Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles lone, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, is one of the most spectacular natural sights. The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs you see today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.

For more information, please visit the National Trust Website but clicking here